In collaboration with Plantin, leading truffle harvester and seller in France, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong will present the finest black truffle from Perigord at its Michelin-starred Restaurant Petrus throughout the entire month of March.
Marking a highpoint of this month-long promotion is Christopher Poron, owner of Plantin, who will be flying to Hong Kong from the South of France to personally present his delightful products at the diners’ tables during dinner from 4 to 8 March 2014. Truffle lovers will be able to obtain first-hand recommendations and knowledge from the veteran truffle expert, while enjoying their favourite delicacies.
Chef de Cuisine Frederic Chabbert has crafted a special menu to illustrate the splendour of the gastronomic black diamond. The black truffle menu is available à la carte or as set menus in four, six and eight courses priced at HK$1,500, HK$1,900 and HK$2,200 per person, respectively.
For one night only on 6 March, Restaurant Petrus will offer an exclusive black truffle wine dinner priced at HK$3,200 per person. The eight-course set menu will be complemented by stellar wines including Meursault, 1er Cru Clos De La Barre, Grand Cru Echezeaux and Chateau La Conseillante, which will be presented by in-house Master Sommelier Yohann Jousselin to ensure a flawless epicurean experience.
Prices are subject to a 10 per cent service charge.
Capturing the essence of his favourite seasonal ingredient, Chef Chabbert is eager to showcase the unique aroma and taste of black truffle with a range of classic and innovative dishes. Menu highlights include Slow-cooked organic egg with custard, mushrooms, smoked chicken and black truffle; Cevennes onion confit with socca, bacon, salsifi, lamb’s lettuce and black truffle; Braised Brittany seabass with celery, tapioca and black truffle; Quasi veal from Hugo Desnoyer with angel hair, petite spinach and black truffle; and a Chocolate truffle dessert by Pâtissier Claude Guerin.
Bringing high-quality truffles to tables across the globe since 1930, Plantin produces a remarkable selection of fresh and preserved truffles, dried morels, chanterelles and porcini, as well as a wide range of oil and vinegar flavoured with black truffles, white truffles or porcini. It abides by the quote of famous epicure Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin that “truffles are the diamonds of the kitchen”, and has developed into one of the leading black truffle harvesters and sellers in France with a reputation favoured by top chefs from around the world.
About Restaurant Petrus
Michelin-starred Restaurant Petrus commands views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. It is renowned for having one of Asia’s largest wine cellars featuring a premium Château Pétrus collection and extensive vintages from other famous chateaux. Restaurant Petrus opens daily for breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., for lunch from noon to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. For reservations, please telephone Restaurant Petrus on (852) 2820 8590, e-mail petrus.isl@shangri la.com or visit www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/islandshangrila/dining.